Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ Division
This book explores why over 8,000 members of the Waffen SS were allowed to move permanently to the West, by analysing the complex series of events and decisions that characterized the journey of the ‘Galicians’ from capitulation to acceptance into civilian life. Drawing on a rich range of different sources, the book examines the variety of often conflicting narratives created by the Division members, their supporters and their opponents, as well as the continuing influence of these narratives today. In doing so, the book sheds light on the complex processes of memory politics.
Chapter 2 War Crime Allegations and Investigations
Chapter 2 War Crime Allegations and Investigations The Waf fen SS was known for its participation in war crimes and was subsequently recognized as a criminal organization at the Nuremberg Trials. Thus, the significance of the ‘Galicia’ Division’s ...
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